Monday, May 17, 2010

R is for Red



R is for RED

One can have a Red Letter Day, receive Red Carpet Treatment, go out for a fun evening and Paint the Town Red, or catch the Red Eye Flight to squeeze in just a few more hours of vacation. Red is a color that can elicit many emotions: passion, love, anger, power, danger, joy, happiness. When used in decorating one's home, red will provide a variety of style or set various moods. Here at HFTS red can be found used as an accent color brought in through details and accessories.



















































































As you can see red 

comes in many shades from 

red red to berry red to rusty red to . . .

What is your favorite color of red?

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here and the magic red carpet will whisk you over to Mrs. Matlock's Alphabe-Thursday for more of the Letter R.

I'm also linking this post to the following weekly memes hosted by these gracious ladies.




Sarah
Sarah

The summer we married, my husband was in graduate school, and I was employed as a teacher. We took a portion of our savings that summer and purchased a sailboat. We christened our Catalina 22, “Hyacinths For The Soul” after Saadi’s poem. Our "Hyacinths" provided years of pleasure.

70 comments:

  1. I really enjoyed your pictures! I'm off to see some more.

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  2. My favorite red? My red couches are cranberry. My favorite on this post? Definitely the plaid plates! Where did you find such plates? They are spectacular!
    Great post!

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  3. Sarah, your reds are beautiful. Your post is very clever and I always enjoy reading it. I did a RED post too.

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  4. My kitchen is pomegranate red. Chairs in the living room are raspberry red and the drapes in the dining room are raspberry silk. Every room needs some RED!
    Great R!

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  5. Good morning Sarah,
    Love your gorgeous reds, every one of them but you know my favourites are the hen & rooster that you found in Paris.
    I painted the walls of our library/sitting room "Dining Room Red" 13 years ago and love it still.
    ~Maggie~

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  6. Sarah, I always enjoy your Alphabet posts. Your reds are fabulous.
    Greetings, Johanna

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  7. Good Morning Sarah,

    I never met a RED that I didn't like but Christmas RED is my favorite. I see you have a house full of RED too and you also shared a clown..how sweet is she!!

    I hope you are doing well. Have a great Thursday!

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  8. Red is my very favorite color!! I enjoyed every single photo very, very much!!

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  9. I love all the red. I love red that has a little blue in it.

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  10. I loved the rooster with the red. My favorite red is the red with blue in it, the orangy reds and me not so much!

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  11. Beautiful photos Sarah of all your red...Red is a happy vibrant color, and really shows ones personality.

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  12. Your home must be an absolute treasure trove of beauty! I love all of your red, but I love all of your other colors, too, Sarah! You have GREAT things! Very shiny, indeed...

    XO,

    Sheila :-)

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  13. I enjoyed seeing all your reds. Very nice photography. I guess I'm more a rusty red kind of person.

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  14. Yay..how fabulous! What a gorgeous post of reds..such charm and character and whimsy..loved it! I adore that red feather...what a beautiful treasure, I have never seen one of those..gorgeous! Wow..that was fun..thankyou for dazzling me with red magic today!
    Kiki~
    And thankyou for such beautifully kind comments..so appreciated!

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  15. Sarah, you must put so much time and thought into each of these posts. Beautiful treasures and so well displayed!

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  16. I loved your red post and taking a peak at all the fun red things you have in your home. I have always loved the color red. Other little girls loved pink, but I loved red. When I could choose a couch, I choose a red one (Red Couch Recipes). I have a lot of red throughout my house and it speaks to me. It is a happy, vibrant color and I will be by to snag your red and white striped plates...shhh...don't tell anyone. Joni

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  17. gorgeous, loved all the shades of red :D

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  18. Whar a great R post. I love Red and all shades of it. LOvely pictures

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  19. Thank you for such a lovely "red" visit today! The "Entertaining" cookbook was my first Martha Stewart. It was such an inspiring addition to my library. Now I find myself being inspired through my blogging friends.

    Best,
    Bonnie

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  20. My favorite reds are either barn red or tomato red. I love my reds! I love your dishes and that gorgeous quilt!
    Brenda

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  21. what a wonderful feast for they eyes ... you have some gorgeous red accents!

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  22. Hi Sarah!
    Such pretty reds!
    I think my fave shade would have to be the color of a weathered, old red barn.

    Have a wonderful day!
    Anne

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  23. LOVE all your Reds! I think I need to check out that Red on Red book :-)

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  24. A picture tells a thousand words and your pics were ace thank you for sharing

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  25. I never really thought about the different emotions red can invoke. Great job. Love all your pictures. I don't have much red in my house but I do have some in my kitchen.

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  26. Great reds. Not my favorite, but if I'm doing red, it's maroon. Your pictures were great!

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  27. I like a darker red, with a bluish tinge in it.

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  28. Ruby red.

    Love all the roosters. Perfect synchronicity.

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  29. Sarah, I love all the red you have going on. Love those roosters and that rooster painting. Speaking of painting I am painting walls now.

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  30. Love all your RED's...my fav is Rustic Barn Red...

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  31. i love red..ruby red is my favorite in the winter...and cherry red in the spring.

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  32. What a delightful, colorful, post with a lot of zing! Red, (all shades), just makes me happy as do your beautiful pictures and creativity. Thanks so much Sarah. You brightened my day!

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  33. What a great choice for R. Red is my favorite accent color too, to the point where I have a red coffee pot and red toaster :) Kathy

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  34. When asked my favorite color as a child Red was the answer, however over the years I have rather neglected Red as a color in my home, blue has dominated. Now we're hoping to find a red sofa for our newly made space, .....so your post was realy well timed to inspire me...thankyou

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  35. Hi Sarah! I love seeing all of your redness! Love all of your Roosters! You have the prettiest thing.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  36. Sarah, wonderful red pictures...I enjoyed every single one!!

    Have a wonderful weekend.

    Barb ♥

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  37. Red is such a beautiful color..
    what a beautiful post..
    mine is here
    Have you a blessed weekend!
    hugs
    shakira

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  38. I love a pop of red here and there. I have red dishes that I use at Christmas. Love you R post.

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  39. Ahh..Sarah, so many touches of red! Just beautiful.

    - The Tablescaper

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  40. Hiya Sarah... I became a follower today...thanks so much for joining us at Friday~~ finding Beauty!

    Lovin this

    Claudia

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  41. such pretty uses of RED!!!!!!

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  42. Sarah, I saw so many wonderful treasures in this post that I don't think I've seen on your blog before-the edge of that pretty quilt, an adorable dancing chicken couple, those beautiful throw pillows, and some wonderful art work. Of course, I've seen that French rooster and hen before and also that red checked china, but I still love both of those treasures so much. Your vignettes and pictures are wonderful, and I'm so glad you linked this post to Favorite things. laurie

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  43. I enjoyed seeing all your lovely red things :o) I love red :o) and especially your quilt! Did you make it?

    Blessings & Aloha!
    (thank you for stopping by and for your sweet comment. My hubby and I are so thankful that we were able to see our kids for 4 weekends in a row! Looking forward to the day we move to KY, so we wont have to make that 12 hour drive, one way.)

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  44. what cool red,
    Happy Saturday!

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  45. Wow, you can never have too much red. Love it.
    Enjoy your weekend!

    ~Maryrose

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  46. Oh, lots of pretty and fun reds today!!

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  47. Sarah,

    Visiting you via Finding Beauty Friday link party. I will be returning. I love your beautiful vignettes with touches of red. I especially like your silver pig and the rooster and hen that look like they are created out of news paper.

    Stop by my blog and be sure to enter my giveaways.

    Deborah

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  48. Really, Really Redolent with creativity!
    Love your reds..esp those check dishes we share!

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  49. Love rich and varied stop on our journey through Alphabe-Thursday's Letter "R"!

    I see how these accents of red add richness and variety and almost make the other color "sing"!

    I am going to be more mindful to incorporate this color into my decor because it looks fantastic in yours!

    Thanks for a lovely post!

    A+

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  50. I love red...we are doing a whole retro trailer redo and the main color is red.....
    two things caught my eye....the black and white dishes and the red and white gingham looking dishes.....I just love them both.....

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  51. Oh, my! What a feast for the eyes! I love the first set of dishes, the red "feather" pen, and the embroidered pillows best!

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  52. Red is one color that does grab your attention, I love it! And of course I noticed the silver pig in front of the red petunias too-great!

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  53. A Lovely collection of reds!

    ~Liz

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  54. Hi Sarah, What a beautiful post, I love all of it! I too like all shades of reds, but have some pretty fabulous reds in your collections. Thank you for sharing.
    Hugz,
    Kim

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  55. Nice reds.... I'll be looking for the Our Latin Table by Saralegui....

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  56. I love deep red and cherry red.....This was a delightful post filled with lovely reds!!! Mica/The Child's Paper

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  57. Just love all of the splashes of reds in your home! Really lovely! :)

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  58. Hi Sarah,

    What fantastic reds you've shown us! I love red and collect red transferware and have lots of red throughout my home...I can't believe I've never seen that book...now I'm going to try to find it!

    Thanks for sharing all these great pics and items!

    Nancy

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  59. Wonderful red things...the display with the ivy is my favorite....blessings

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  60. I just love all the reds that you have showcased today. My favorite is the two chickens/roosters on the table with the plant. What a cute idea!
    Thanks for sharing all the photos.
    Fondly,
    Ann
    @
    The Tattered Tassel

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  61. Wow, you really are a red lover! I love how you have it throughout your home, and all different shades of it too. That quilt is gorgeous, and so are those plates!
    Happy REDnesday!
    Carol

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  62. You have some wonderful reds here , I have enjoyed them all. Beautiful pics !
    Blessings,
    ~Myrna

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  63. Wow, lots of reds :) I especially like the hats and the quilt. Happy REDnesday~

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  64. So fun to see all of your lovely reds! I especially love your chickens on the table, your gorgeous ceramic vase, your Feed your soul art piece and your pillows, so charming!

    Happy Rednesday,
    Sally

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  65. I'm with you....any and all shades of red are perfect! I must admit I do love the rusted reds tho for outside. But, my kitchen is cheery red.

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  66. Love your reds! My favorite red is probably a cranberry red, I just love it. I love those dishes you have (10th picture down)-so cute! I would *love* to know the maker of those gingham dishes and the cup too if you could! Thank you! Take care!
    Blessings,
    Jo

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  67. What a wonderful post!! I enjoyed it so much, I'm going back for seconds!! Happy Rednesday!!

    Love,
    Susan and Bentley
    xxoo

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  68. You have some really great pictures and items. Love the baskets you use as vase covers, the cute piggy, the chickens, the red toile, the pillows, well, just about everything. I see interesting things in your sidebar, too. :-)

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  69. I'm in love with those gingham red plates..oh my goodness...My dream plates!

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